The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will host a sensory friendly concert on Saturday, March 7.
Photo: Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Photo: Georgia Symphony Orchestra

Georgia Symphony Orchestra wins $10K grant to support sensory show

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help the organization host its fifth annual Sensory Friendly Concert. 

The National Endowment of the Arts Challenge America grant supports small to medium-sized organizations to introduce the arts to underserved people, including people who are limited by geography, disability, economics or ethnicity. 

Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s concert, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Marietta High School Performing Arts Center, will be for anyone who has “sensory sensitivities” and their families, the organization said. The show will expose attendees to classical music featuring guest violinist John Irrera.

Executive Director Susan Stensland said Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s receipt of the grant is a “tribute to the musicians, staff, and board” of the nonprofit.

“We are excited to be contributing to the arts and culture of our region in such a positive way, particularly during this very special GSO 69th season,” she said. “This is a major milestone in our development as an arts organization, and is cause for celebration.”

You can learn more about the Sensory Concert by visiting the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s website.


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